Current Vacancies

 

We work with local authorities and businesses across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes to fill temporary and permanent jobs in a range of sectors including, business support & administration, social care and management, amongst many others.

Our current and most frequently filled roles are listed below, but we also regularly fill more ad-hoc roles, so if you don’t see the job for you below, please get in touch and one of our consultants will be glad to help you find a role that suits you.

Commissioning, Quality and Outcomes Officer – Mental Health

We are looking for someone to provide a comprehensive monitoring and contract management service that focuses upon the quality of support and care within the Council commissioned services for vulnerable adults (Mental Health), carers and

Temporary
3 months initially
Full-time
Northamptonshire
£15.72 per hour, (£30,332 p/a)

Rehabilitation Worker – Peterborough

The post holder will provide assessment of adults and older people with a visual impairment living in the community. The role will identify the need for specialist interventions which will include rehabilitation, simple and complex equipment needs

Temporary
Initially 3 months
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
£33.00 per hour

Parenting Programme Analyst

Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council deliver a range of evidence based parenting programmes (EBPP) across the county. The Local Authority is required to collate all participation and report data through the Mental Health

Temporary
3 months initially
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
£14.86 per hour

Fixed Location Support Worker – Wellingborough

This is the time when you can make a real difference in other people’s lives. Helping vulnerable people is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs you could do. Help bring smiles to the faces of residents by working as a Fixed Location

Temporary
on going
Full-time
Northamptonshire
£9.36 per hour

Community Support Worker

This is a fantastic role within the community that can make a huge difference in people’s lives. This job is very rewarding and fulfilling and would be a great experience. As a Community Support Worker you will be helping vulnerable people in

Temporary
on going
Part-time
Northamptonshire
£9.36 per hour

Unqualified Adult Social Care Practitioner

As an unqualified Adult Social Care Practitioner, you will work within one or more area teams in a particular geographical area of Suffolk and you will carry out asset-based assessments/reviews under the Care Act 2014. You will also advise customers

Team Leader – Reablement Team – North Northamptonshire Council

This is the time when you can make a real difference in other people’s lives. Helping vulnerable people is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs you could do. Help people return home to live their lives as they can by joining the

Temporary
Ongoing, moving to a permanent role after 12 weeks if successful.
Full-time
Northamptonshire
From £8.91 to £9.25 per hour

Reablement Team Supervisor – North Northamptonshire Council

This is the time when you can make a real difference in other people’s lives. Helping vulnerable people is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs you could do. Help people return home to live their lives as they can by joining the

Temporary
Ongoing, moving to a permanent role after 12 weeks if successful.
Full-time
Northamptonshire
£9.35 per hour, Enhancements are made for weekend working.

Reablement Support Worker – North Northamptonshire Council – Office based.

This is the time when you can make a real difference in other people’s lives. Helping vulnerable people is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs you could do. Help bring smiles to the faces of residents by working as an office based

Temporary
Ongoing, moving to a permanent role after 12 weeks if successful.
Full-time
Northamptonshire
£8.91 per hour, Enhancements are made for weekend working.

Residential Support Worker at a Secure Children’s Home – Peterborough

To ensure the physical environment of the Home meets the required standards of cleanliness for the needs of the Home and residents and to meet National Standards for Children’s Home’s. Training, DBS and referencing will need to be

Temporary
Ongoing, moving to a permanent role after 12 weeks if successful.
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
From £10.50 to £15.50 per hour, Rates are dependent on shifts worked

Night Support Worker – North Northamptonshire Council

This is the time when you can make a real difference in other people’s lives. Helping vulnerable people is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs you could do. Help bring smiles to the faces of residents by working as a Night Care

Temporary
Ongoing, moving to a permanent role after 12 weeks if successful.
Full-time
Northamptonshire
£11.73 per hour

Reablement Support Worker – North Northamptonshire Council

This is the time when you can make a real difference in other people’s lives. Helping vulnerable people is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs you could do. Help bring smiles to the faces of residents by working as a Reablement Support

Temporary
Ongoing, moving to a permanent role after 12 weeks if successful.
Full-time
Northamptonshire
£8.91 per hour, Enhancements are made for weekend working.

Youth Justice Service Practitioner

We are seeking a temporary Youth Justice Service Practitioner to work for the Children and Young People Services within Suffolk County Council. The responsibility of the Children and Young People’s Directorate (CYP) is to ensure the safety,

Temporary
6 months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £14.86 to £16.71 per hour

RGN – Night shift

We’re seeking a permanent RGN to join an experienced, hard working team based in Turn Furlong, Northamptonshire. A full time, night only position is going to be available from mid-March, and the home is looking to appoint someone on a

Permanent
Full-time
Northamptonshire
Annual salary from £31,000 to £35,000

Assistant Residential Worker

One of Cambridgeshire County Council children’s homes are looking for exceptional, hands-on and energetic Assistant Residential Workers to help change lives of their residents. Your main role will be: To be part of a team supporting children

Permanent
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
Annual salary: £18,426, Enhancements are made for weekend working.

Health Visitor

We are seeking a Health Visitor to work for the children and young people service within Suffolk County Council. The responsibility of the children and young people (CYP) services is to ensure the safety, wellbeing and learning of children and young

Temporary
Initial three months
Full-time
Suffolk
£17.04 per hour, PAYE

Family Support- Children’s Social Workers Milton Keynes

We are looking for experienced children’s social workers to join the Family Support Team in Milton Keynes. The Family Support Team is made up of ASYE, Social Workers and Senior Practitioners there is a Deputy Team Manager and a Team

Temporary
3months Ongoing
Full-time
Milton Keynes
£32.00 per hour

Duty and Assessment- Children’s Social Worker- Northamptonshire

We are looking to speak with Qualified Social Workers and Consultant Social Workers to join Northamptonshire County Councils Duty and Assessment Team (DAAT) to support young people and their families to ensure the welfare of children and young

Temporary
3months Ongoing
Full-time
Northamptonshire
£36.00 per hour

Care Assistants

We are currently looking to recruit temporary support workers/ care assistants to offer support to local care homes in Northamptonshire. The ideal candidate will be compassionate, enthusiastic, kind and someone who loves working with the elderly.

Temporary
Ongoing
Full-time
Northamptonshire
£8.72 per hour, Depending on shift

Support Workers in Corby, Northampton

We are currently looking for support workers to work in residential care homes in Corby, Northampton.

Temporary
Ongoing
Full-time
Northamptonshire
From £8.72 to £16.42 per hour, Different rates for different shifts.

Team Managers

Opus are looking for experienced Team Managers to lead and manage the area social work teams to deliver the highest standards of social care, re-ablement, mental health and therapy services for the people of Milton Keynes. The purpose of the role is

Temporary
Varied
Full-time
Milton Keynes
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Social Worker – Adult’s Services – Northamptonshire

We are seeking experienced qualified social workers for locum social work assignments across various teams in Adult Social Services. If you are a dedicated social worker, who is passionate about providing social work services to vulnerable adults to

Temporary
3 Months initially
Full-time
Northamptonshire
From £28.00 to £30.00 per hour

Social Workers – Children’s Services – Milton Keynes Council

We have exciting opportunities for experienced qualified social workers to join Milton Keynes Council’s Children’s Service for locum assignments across various teams. We are seeking social workers who are committed to supporting

Temporary
3 months initially
Full-time
Milton Keynes
From £28.00 to £32.00 per hour

Social Worker – Adult’s Services – Milton Keynes Council

We are looking for experienced qualified social workers, who are passionate about supporting communities and improving the lives of adults for locum assignments across various teams in Milton Keynes Council. Register with us today to receive

Temporary
3 months initially
Full-time
Milton Keynes
From £28.00 to £30.00 per hour

Social Worker – Adult’s Services – Cambridgeshire County Council

We are seeking experienced Qualified Social Workers for locum assignments across various teams in Cambridgeshire County Council Adult’s Services. We are looking for committed and enthusiastic professionals to deliver and provide social work

Temporary
3 months initially
Full-time
Cambridgeshire
From £28.00 to £32.00 per hour

Support Workers / Practitioners

We are regularly recruiting for various non-qualified Social Care roles in multiple locations across Suffolk County Council. Roles include Support Workers, Family Support Practitioners and YOS Practitioners.   To find out more about which

Reablement Support Workers

We are currently seeking experienced support workers to play a valuable role in helping patients relearn skills and regain their independence after leaving hospital. As a reablement support worker, you will provide in house support for patients for

Temporary
Ongoing
Full-time
Suffolk
£8.90 per hour, plus paid travel time and mileage

Youth Workers/Residential Childcare Workers

We are currently looking for self-driven, resourceful and flexible individuals, with excellent communication skills, to work as youth workers/residential childcare workers within Children’s Homes in Suffolk. As a youth worker within a Children’s

Temporary
Full-time
Suffolk
£10.27 per hour, *weekend rate of £13.27 for working weekends on rota pattern

Experienced Social Worker

Come and join Suffolk County Council’s ‘Outstanding’ Social Worker team in Children and Young People’s Service where ‘services for children are of an exceptionally high standard, they are child-focused and make a positive difference to

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £33,549 to £38,695

Social Worker

Come and join Suffolk County Council’s ‘Outstanding’ social work team in Children and Young People’s Service where ‘services for children are of an exceptionally high standard, they are child-focused and make a positive difference to

Permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
Annual salary from £29,636 to £32,875

Social Worker – Children’s Services – Suffolk County Council

If you are looking to join an ‘Outstanding’ Children and Young People’s Service (CYP) we have the role for you. We are seeking dedicated and experienced Qualified Social Workers to provide social care service to children, young

Temporary
3-4 months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £32.00 per hour, dependent on role

Occupational Therapists – Suffolk County Council

We are currently looking for dedicated and experienced Occupational Therapists to work in Suffolk County Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Service to promote independence, wellbeing and choice for customers. This is an exciting opportunity to

Temporary
6 Months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £28.00 per hour

Social Worker – Adult’s Services – Suffolk County Council

We have exciting opportunities for experienced and qualified social workers to join Suffolk County Council’s Adult & Community Service (ACS) in locum assignments across various teams and locations. We are looking for social workers who are

Temporary
3 Months
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £32.00 per hour

Why Choose a job with Opus?

    • We have access to the majority of our clients’ roles before they go to external agencies. This means that by registering with Opus you hear about opportunities in your desired area first!

 

    • Our consultants are focused on finding the right role for you. You will never be pressured into applying for a role that doesn’t suit you and we will work with you to establish exactly what you require from your next job.

 

  • Our team are on hand to provide support throughout the whole recruitment process and can provide additional advice such and CV and interview tips, where needed, to help take the stress out of your job search. It is our job to find you a job.

Testimonials

“The team are really friendly and reliable. Due to my studies, I’ve been temping for a few years now, and I have never had an issue of finding temp work through Opus. I highly recommend them.”

Rachel Day, Business Support Officer

‘”I have found Opus People Solutions to be effective and efficient. Staff in the team take good care to help candidates and managers, with accurate information and advice.”

Balwinder Kaur, Interim Assistant Director

“Opus was very helpful in the recruitment process, I was lucky enough to get a placement within the council instantly. The team are incredibly friendly and are always happy to help.”

Jamaal Guthrie, Customer Service Advisor

“I have had great success working with Opus on our recruitment requirements. The level of success we have experienced working with Opus and sourcing and filling our vacancies, has been excellent. I have built up a brilliant working relationship with them, they have taken the time to fully understand our business and recruitment needs.”

Hannah Pittock, Schools’ Choice

“After I left college I was a temporary worker with Opus for nearly 2 years. About 4 months into my last assignment, I was offered to take the role permanently! I would highly recommend Opus to anybody. Their customer service is great, they’re very reliable, friendly, considerate and approachable!”

Josh Douglas, Learning Development Co-ordinator

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Opus is a recruitment agency that places people first and we are proud of our professional, customer focused service and thriving reputation for excellence.
We work closely with organisations to make sure we find candidates who are a right fit for the role and ensure we place you in a job that complements your skill and enables you to thrive in the workplace, but don’t just take our word for it:
“I only have positive things to say about Opus. From the first communication they have been professional and are always happy to help with any requests or questions. I have to say, my experience with Opus was by far the most positive experience with a recruitment agency I have come across.”

Business Support Officer

“My experience with Opus is a very positive one in terms of both an employee of a council seeking to recruit social workers on a temporary basis and, more recently, as an Opus candidate looking for a placement. The communication and support from Opus is excellent and I will continue to strongly recommend Opus to others.”

Social work manager/candidate

At Opus, we offer an opportunity to build experience in many different areas of the organisations we work with. Many of our workers move on to have successful careers as a result of their initial placement with us, so whether you’re looking for regular, short term assignments to build some experience, or a foot in the door to start you career in Local Government, we’ll be glad to help you get going